Later on having told him earlier that i had been coming up to the Druridge area hoping to capture boxing Hares in particular for the last few weeks, as we headed along the East Chevington road, i slammed my brakes on and i reversed back to the gate entrance we had just past. There in full view were a couple of Hares very close together possibly looking to do a bit of sparring. Where was my camera ? In the boot ! Tony had his and took some shots. I reversed back again, out of view of the Hares, jumped out retrieved my camera from the boot and drove back. Yep, the Hares had buggered off. "Oh Dear !" i blurted out (or words to that effect). No luck with Marsh Harrier or Bearded Tit but the Snow Buntings were stunning down by Chevington Burn on the beach. The highlight of the day for me but obviously Tony plumped for the Peregrine. And who can blame him. Special moments those, seeing the first of a species.
|One word STUNNING.|
Shelduck were very much in evidence today with a pair on Lynemouth Flash ( a few ducks & common waders also) ten on the Budge Field and another pair on Chev north pool. Great Crested Grebes in pairs were also noted at Widd Moor Lake and E Chev n. pool. Cresswell Pond disappointed due to VERY HIGH water levels.....doesn't look too good for anything much in the near future.